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Things to do in London this Friday

It's time to clock off, wind down and get your weekend on...

Find fantastic ideas for things to do on a Friday, just in case you've left it to the last minute. Check out the best entertainment, nightlife and events happening in the capital this Friday. The weekend starts here...

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Brixton Beach Boulevard

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A big, bold new summer pop-up hits Brixton for 14 weekends of daytime parties on a rooftop beach. Miami circa 1982 is the inspiration and cocktails, DJs, retro film screenings, food stalls and live sports broadcasts are all on the cards, so slick back that hair, pull on a white tuxedo and hope for some suitably tropical weather.

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Valentia Place , Brixton Thursday May 26 2016 - Sunday August 28 2016

London Wine Week

Oenophiles rejoice, for London Wine Week is with seven days of decanting vintages, decoding the wine list, and spitting left, right and centre. The £10 wristband gets you discounts and deals across more than 100 venues in London; it also means you're entitled to £5 wine taster flights at partnering bars. The festival hub in Devonshire Square offers a pretty covered terrace and some tempting drinks deals to get you started. Check the London Wine Week website for participating venues and to get the lowdown on talks and tastings.

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Various , London Until Sunday May 29 2016

Red Market

The east London night market returns with a ‘Last Days of Shoreditch’ theme; this could be the last summer they have at the site due to recently granted planning permission. Friday promises food from Crabbie Shack, crazy golf, booze and DJs until 11.30pm.

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Red Market , Shoreditch Thursday May 26 2016 - Saturday August 27 2016

The Nest Collective’s Campfire Club

Critics' choice

Folk and flames is one of those magical combinations that just makes sense, like ham and cheese, and it's why Campfire Club is such a winning formula. Don't get put off thinking it's only for chin-stroking folk aficianados – the vibe is really friendly and welcoming.

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Secret London location , London Thursday May 26 2016 - Friday August 5 2016

Sing Street

The director of 'Once' delivers another uplifting Irish musical, this time about a gang of boys in a band

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